Israel Police barred Israeli Jews and tourists from the Temple Mount following threats of Muslim violence.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered Likud lawmaker Moshe Feiglin not to ascend the Temple Mount.
I have mixed emotions about Natan Sharansky’s proposed agreement to expand the public space at the Western Wall to include the currently secluded area known as Robinson’s Arch.
Pinpointing what makes people so passionate about Israel is no easy thing, perhaps because there are so many options.
Five residents of eastern Jerusalem were charged with planning a shooting attack on the Temple Mount.
Every week, dozens of bar mitzvah boys from Israel and the Diaspora celebrate their rite of passage at the Kotel, also known as the Western Wall, which, after the Temple Mount, is Judaism’s holiest site.
Israeli police fired stun grenades to disperse Palestinian worshippers who had thrown rocks and firebombs at them after Friday prayers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, police said.
Moshe Feiglin, a Knesset member from the Likud-Beiteinu Party, was prevented from entering the Dome of the Rock and then removed from the Temple Mount.
Palestinian protesters reportedly fired flares and hurled stones at Israeli troops in the Old City in Jerusalem amid violent protests in the West Bank.
Moshe Feiglin of the Likud Party offered a plan to pay Palestinian families to emigrate from the West Bank.
A Jewish Agency committee has adopted a resolution calling for a "satisfactory approach" to prayer at the Western Wall.
Israeli police reportedly pushed back rioters on the Temple Mount.
In international relations there is sometimes a situation of political make-believe whereby states conduct themselves in a manner that actively and consciously ignores reality.
Israel is easing travel restrictions for West Bank Palestinians for the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Praise for Mike Wallace as a probing investigative reporter saturated news media immediately after his death April 7 at age 93. Virtually all tributes omitted the fact that when it came to anti-Israeli tyrants, terrorists and oppressors of Jewish minorities, Wallace son of Russian Jewish immigrants usually pitched softballs and parroted propaganda.
Police dispersed Muslim rioters on the Temple Mount who apparently had been spurred by reports that Jewish extremists planned to enter the site.
The Mughrabi Bridge, which allows pedestrians to walk to the Temple Mount, was reopened 48 hours after it was closed due to safety concerns.
Jewish activists seized several buildings near the border with Jordan to protest its interference in Temple Mount affairs.
Israel has postponed the demolition of an access ramp to the Temple Mount following concerns expressed by Egypt and Jordan.
Israeli police quelled stone-throwing on Jerusalem's Temple Mount. Police entered the compound, known to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif, on Friday after stone-throwers targeted Israeli troops who secure the area's margins.
A large group of rabbis visited the Temple Mount on the eve of Jerusalem Day.
Israeli police have restricted Muslim access to the Temple Mount over fears of more violence.
On Monday, police allowed only Muslim men above the age of 50 and all women access to the Temple Mount. No other visitors are being permitted, according to reports. It is not known when the restriction will be lifted.
The Israel police arrested on Tuesday one of the leaders of Israel's Islamic movement on suspicion that he had incited to violence and incited riots in light of remarks he had made recently.
It sounds like the beginning of a joke: A rabbi, a Russian oligarch and a high-tech millionaire are running for mayor of Jerusalem. Except there's no punch line, just each of them offering up himself as salvation for the hallowed capital's many troubles.
Labor would be the senior partner in a new government, according to a draft coalition agreement reportedly sent on by Kadima. Associates of Prime Minister-designate Tzipi Livni reportedly passed the draft agreement Sunday to the Labor Party.
On Al-Jazeera TV, Dr. Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University asserts -- in Arabic -- that Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital for over 3000 years. Available here for the first time with English subtitles.
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It's an old/new story. For the past 35 years, the Muslim religious authority known as the Waqf, to which Israel has given custody of the Temple Mount, has been periodically digging it up -- illegally. (That's the Israel Supreme Court's characterization.)
On the news it's easy to find sickening evidence of the terrorist war being waged against Israel; harder to find, but no less real, are other insidious assaults that are growing in number and venom. This week, the United Nations World Conference Against Racism, which convened in South Africa, was transformed into a forum for vicious anti-Israel accusations. And in Israel itself, the Temple Mount is the focus of a relentless archaeological attack designed to rewrite history.
As time runs out on both Bill Clinton and Ehud Barak, it appears highly unlikely that an enduring and comprehensive agreement in the Middle East will be achieved.
It is all too familiar. An incident - sometimes initiated by an Israeli action, sometimes not - incites the Palestinian masses. Rioting ensues, followed by the Israeli army's attempts to control it, followed by horror and tragedy, shocking pictures in the media.
The pundits declare the peace process dead, and then the diplomats go back to work, first to quell the violence, then to address the underlying problems again.